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Garbage and Recycling

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The Town of Prescott provides curbside collection service to residents and businesses.  For more information on this service, please click on the tabs below.

Click here to view the Waste & Recycling Collection Calendar

 Garbage Collection
The Town of Prescott has a residential waste collection plan. The Town's designated hauler will collect only residential waste in approved, town bags. The curbside pick-up is each Tuesday, with possible changes to the schedule for statutory holidays. Please check our social media pages or newspaper for changes and updates.

Curbside pick-up is for weekly residential waste that fits into the regulated town bags. For large items that cannot fit into the garbage bags, please contact a local cartage company.  Businesses, industries and institutions are responsible for the disposal of their own waste.

Garbage bags may be purchased at:

  • Town Hall
  • Beach Home Hardware
  • Canadian Tire
  • Giant Tiger
  • O'Reilly's Your Independent Grocer
  • Mr. Gas
  • Your Family Dollar
  • Prescott Smoke Shop
  • Shoppers Drug Mart

Small plastic bags $0.75 each or a package of 10 for $7.50. 
Large plastic bags $1.50 each or a package of 10 for $15.00.

 Recycling Collection

"Re-Think Recycling" - Recycling Changes Guide

Recycling is collected at the curbside on Thursdays with alternating weeks of fibre/paper and mixed containers. Please refer to our Waste & Recycling Collection Calendar for details.

Blue Boxes are $15.00 each (HST included) available at the Municipal Building (360 Dibble St. W.).

 Compost & Yard Waste

The Town of Prescott collects compost, brush, leaves and other yard waste on the last Wednesday of the month from April through to November.


Compost Bins are no longer available at the Municipal Building or at the Ed Yandeau Operations Centre. 

To purchase a blue box or if you would like more information on waste collection, contact us.

 Large Item Pick-Up
October 7

Green Tags: $10
Furniture including household items such a lamps, tables, chairs, sofas, dressers, etc.

Orange Tags: $20
Mattress and box springs.

October 9
Blue Tags: $15
Items include: stoves, washing machines, dryers, furnaces, hot water tanks, microwaves, sinks, bathtubs, water softeners, water heaters, barbecues and any other items deemed eligible.

Red Tags: $50
All freon supplied household items including fridges, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and any other freon-use items.

White Tags: FREE
Items include tires and rims, and e-waste: computers, computer accessories, laptops, monitors, stereos, disk players, fax machines, televisions, DVD and VCR players, telephones and all other electronic items deemed eligible.

Coloured tags are available for purchase at Town Hall, Monday ‚Äď Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Limit of 4 tags per household.


Tags will include a place for name and address to ensure proper use of stickers once placed at curb.

Last day for ticket purchases is October 4th.

613-925-2812 x 6219 or